BC Interior: Pro News

BC’s du Toit Maintains Top Standing In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 21:32 Thursday, 15 September 2016 21:24

altPositive movements for six of the Top-10 in Canada, while the remaining four maintained their standings, including top-ranked Jared du Toit, who begins the new collegiate season at No. 26 in the world.

Lawren Rowe gained 440 spots in the world rankings to move into the Top-20 in Canada after finishing in a tie for 23rd at the California State Fair Amateur. The University of Victoria Vike is coming off a solid summer in which he posted a runner-up finish at the Canadian University/College Championship and a tie for ninth at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. Fellow Canadian Patrick Murphy finished third at the same event, four strokes behind the winner.

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Greg Pool And Matt Dunn Lead PGA Of BC Professional Development Program

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:10 Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:06

altWith only three months left until this year’s PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice and Bobby Jones Golf Apparel winds down, Greg Pool (Capilano Golf & Country Club) and Matt Dunn (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) lead an extremely tight points race.

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Hugo Bernard Moves Up To No. 4 In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 01:41 Friday, 19 August 2016 01:24

Hugo BernardHugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada. He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.

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PGA of BC Names Annual Golf Awards in Honour of British Columbia Legends

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:53 Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:47

PGA of BC AwardsThe PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce a program that will recognize legends in British Columbia through the Association’s annual Awards Program. The naming of thirteen of the fifteen awards highlights successes of those who have excelled and had dramatic impacts on our industry in their respective field.

“This was a great way for us to be able to honour, recognize and bring light to the achievements of many of the greats throughout the history of golf in British Columbia,” said Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC. “So many of these individuals were instrumental in shaping our industry and served as mentors to many PGA Professionals that continue to pass down their knowledge to others,” he added.

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Jared du Toit Ready for First Taste of Pro Game

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:13 Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:06

Jared du ToitSASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) Fresh off a big win at Calgary’s Glencoe Invitational, Jared du Toit will get his first taste of pro golf at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event in Saskatoon. Du Toit, the reigning B.C. Amateur champion from Kimberley, has been granted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open.

It will be the first professional tournament for du Toit, Canada’s top-ranked amateur player.

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